Eat & Drink

Crook’s Corner’s Bushel & Barrel

By Jessie Ammons | November 14, 2014

Put on festive music and sip this sparkling drink by Shannon Healy of Crook’s Corner while decorating the tree or wrapping gifts. 4 oz. Fishing Creek hard cider 1⁄2 oz. Cocchi Americano 1⁄4 oz. cherry Heering 1⁄4 oz. simple syrup A dash of Angostura bitters Combine all ingredients except cider with ice and shake. Strain […]

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Two for [ONE]

By Jessie Ammons | November 4, 2014

Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan, both 31, have worked in some of the world’s best kitchens, including Per Se in New York and Napa Valley’s The French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood. A year ago, the couple came to Meadowmont to relaunch [ONE], which is under the same ownership as Durham’s G2B. They’ve received much fanfare […]

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Trick or {Dog} Treat

By Kate Sayre | October 31, 2014

Among my family and friends and even our two dogs, Lola and Cooper, I’m known for my baking. Each evening when my husband and I are relaxing after our days, Lola (the brown one) starts “singing” and pawing at me. Cooper then joins in, tilting his head to ask if […]

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The Color Purple

By Andrea Griffith Cash | October 22, 2014

Annie Greer Baggett’s number-one goal when she opened Sunshine Lavender Farm at her home in Hurdle Mills 14 years ago? To get people to eat lavender. You can buy culinary lavender and herbs de Provence through her website. Chef Ashley Christensen gave her some great advice years ago that Annie […]

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The Dish: Sage Vegetarian Cafe

By Jessica Stringer | September 9, 2014

For me, scanning the menu at Sage is like flipping through an atlas – I see a half-dozen exotic names I need to experience. Though Persian at its core, the vegetarian cuisine that Iranian-born Homa Jahannia and her son Ramin have perfected over the past 11 years borrows from Italian, Greek and […]

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The Dish: Top of the Hill

By Jessica Stringer | June 26, 2014

When out-of-state friends drove through Chapel Hill for the first time last week, I knew right where to take them. Boasting views of Franklin St. impressive to both first-timers and regulars, TOPO also has a menu chock-full of hospitable offerings. My fried chicken came topped in mushroom cream gravy with sides of […]

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7 Iconic Chapel Hill Dishes

By Chapel Hill Magazine | May 19, 2013

  Originally published in the 2013 Relocation Guide MAMA DIP’S | CHICKEN AND GRAVY $10.95 To most born and bred Chapel Hillians, Mama Dip’s tastes like home. But nostalgia aside, there is a reason Mama’s has remained a mainstay over the past 35-plus years: It is darn good. The chicken […]

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Hot Basil Cocktail

By Moreton Neal | July 3, 2012

If it’s hot outside, Moreton Neal suggests this cool cocktail that pairs nicely with the shrimp, perfect for sipping on a steamy summer evening on the patio. Hot Basil Cocktail 1 1/2 oz. vodka 1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. sugar 2 thin slices fresh jalapeno pepper 2 leaves fresh […]

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Town Lore: Crook’s Corner Honeysuckle Sorbet

By Jill Warren Lucas | May 10, 2012

Most nights in May, right around 6 p.m., Bill Smith walks out the side door of Crook’s Corner with an iced pitcher concealing a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. He heads directly across the street then down a path leading to a tangle of plants and weeds that sprout from […]

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